Explore the wilderness of Central Oregon with the help of a guide who can educate you about local ecology and history while introducing you to fascinating and scenic destinations.
Looking for a way to escape the heat on a summer day? Opportunities to spend a day on the water are plentiful from Crane Prairie Reservoir, Wickiup Reservoir, Davis Lake, Lava Lakes, East Lake and Paulina Lake to Lake Billy Chinook.
Stop by Garrison’s Guide Service, Sunriver Fly Shop or Hook Fly Shop and Cascade Guides & Outfitters for your gear and guide services. Cascade Guides & Outfitters is an Orvis-endorsed outfitter in Oregon, and services include a variety of half day to five day trips that utilize over 400 miles of rivers and over 100 lakes in the Central Oregon and Cascade Mountains area. They also offer a selection of fly fishing schools, accom- modations and a complete line of equipment and supplies.
For the adventure seekers, the Lower Deschutes River is known for thrilling whitewater in a dramatic canyon landscape. When not riding and splashing down the rollercoaster rapids, you will gaze in awe at the path the river has carved from its rugged surroundings.
For this adventure, contact Sun Country Raft Tours. They offer trips on the Upper Deschutes, McKenzie River, North Umpqua or Lower Deschutes Rivers. Sun Country also features standup paddle camps and river float tubes. Central Oregon River Adventures rents jet skis and pontoon boats for the long summer days, or inner tubes, rafts, canoes, kayaks and paddle boards for those wishing to explore on the water.
Wanderlust Tours can provide several ways to experience the outdoors without worries of getting lost. From canoe, kayak, cave and volcano tours in the summer to snowshoe or moonlight snowshoe treks in the winter, Wanderlust has an adventure for you. Tap into Central Oregon’s booming beer culture with a tour of several of the area’s top breweries on their Bend Brew Bus.
Winter enthusiasts will find the right alpine skis, cross- country skis, snowboards, boots and bindings at 4 Seasons and Sunriver Sports. In the warmer seasons dive into their large selection of swim gear or cool off with some cave exploring…lamps and flashlights required.
Snow lovers will find that Central Oregon Adventures is one of the very few woman-owned motorsports businesses in the industry. They share their passion for the outdoors by providing snowmobile tours and rentals.
Up for a vertical expedition? Get climbing lessons and guide services with First Ascent Climbing Services at Smith Rock, a world-class rock climbing destination less than an hour away.’s seasoned guides
Garrison’s Guide Service